Media artists Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong will screen and discuss selections from their cable-TV show, Nightclubbing, which aired from 1975 to 1980.
Simon Reynolds, music journalist and author of Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 (Penguin, 2006), will discuss New York City during the postpunk era and the crossover synergy between the Downtown art world and the Downtown music scene.
In the 2006 Fales Lecture, John G. Hanhardt, Senior Curator of Film and Media Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, will examine the powerful roles played by artists’ archives in recovering and representing developments in late-20th-century film and video art.
This forum will explore the process by which lived experience and eyewitness reports are transformed into historical data—in museums, archives, scholarship, and the classroom.
Panelists in this discussion will reflect on the legacy of Downtown art. Performance, punk, feminism, and queer activism are among the current concerns of the young artists and organizers taking part.
Join Marvin J. Taylor, editor of The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene 1974–1984 and Director, Fales Library, and Lynn Gumpert, Director, Grey Art Gallery, and a contributor to the book, for a glimpse into New York’s artistic counterculture.
Please note: this program has been CANCELLED.
How did geography and social movements matter? And now that things have gone the other way, what is the legacy of cheap rents, street grit, and all that impertinence? A panel of urban analysts—including several veterans of the Downtown scene—will address these issues and more.
To celebrate publication of The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene, 1974–1984, contributors will read selections and discuss the scene.
This panel discussion explores the roots and creative influences of this home-grown medium.
With Carlo McCormick, Guest Curator of The Downtown Show and Senior Editor, Paper Magazine; and Lynn Gumpert, Director, Grey Art Gallery.